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The Top 10 People Christians are Better Than

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Christians should be the least arrogant and least self-righteous people in the world.

Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.
Nobody.

Two weeks ago I preached a sermon titled “Why are Christians so intolerant?” Or to put it a different way, I tried to give some answers to why so many people think Christians are intolerant.

It certainly wasn’t an exhaustive list, but I thought this particular answer was a great start to the conversation:

Because we are jerks. 



That’s it. That’s why a lot of people think we are intolerant.

Because we are jerks.

And why are we jerks? Because so many of us (myself included) feel morally superior to everyone else.  

And why do we feel morally superior to everyone else? Because we feel like we have a leg up on people who are not like us. 



Now, I’m positive no one will put that as their Facebook status, but come on now, peeps, be honest: You believe, deep down, you have a leg up on the people at your work who don’t believe in God, don’t you? Deep down, you believe you are better than them.

I know you probably don’t own a “better than you” T-shirt (if you do, please let us know so we can pray for you), but I bet you’ve got neighbors, classmates and friends to whom you feel superior. I bet you’ve got some non-Christians around you who you feel better than because your spiritual resume trumps theirs. 


Can I tell you something brother? Sister? You are not better than anybody. Let me say that again.

You are not better than anyone.

I don’t care how many songs you know, how much you go to church, how many verses you’ve memorized, how many kids you’ve adopted, how much you’ve given to the poor or how many people go to your church.

I don’t care if you’re so spiritual that angels wake you up every morning by whispering hymns in your ears.

You are NOT better than anyone, and neither am I.

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Sammy Adebiyi

Sammy Adebiyi

Sammy grew up in Nigeria. He is currently the Young Adult Pastor at North Point Church. He's also a national speaker for The Mocha Club. He lives in Ohio with his wife Ashley, daughter Bebe and saint bernards MJ and Milo.

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